Have you ever heard of “irrational exuberance”? Alan Greenspan coined the term in his famous 1996 speech “The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society.” In his address, Greenspan […]
If you’re familiar with the adage, “As goes January, so goes the year,” your radar may be up more than usual right now. Dubbed the January Barometer, the saying is […]
Going Green & Getting Organized
In an effort to “go green,” we’re now using Fidelity’s DocuSign tool, a secure, electronic way to open accounts, link bank accounts, and household your accounts. In […]
Won’t Get Fooled Again
“Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again.
Don’t get fooled again.
— The Who, 1971
As the investment officer at Redwood, the most common […]
“The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” is the title of a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It also has become a metaphor to describe any high-profile, hard-to-predict […]
“Americans can be counted on to do the right thing – after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” -Winston Churchill
Here we go again. A lot of drama is playing out […]
International Investing – Welcome to the Jungle
The fun never stops. Like last year, the international stock markets continue providing plenty of excitement in 2012. Up one month; down the next. […]
Bonds. Boring, right? Well, as I have written in previous newsletters, they play a pivotal role in your portfolio.
“First of all, what are bonds?” you ask. Not a dumb question. […]